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Stercorite Mineral Data

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General Stercorite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: H(NH4)Na(PO4)•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 209.07 gm
   Sodium      11.00 %  Na   14.82 % Na2O
   Phosphorus  14.82 %  P    33.95 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.93 %  H      -   % Calc as (NH4)2O
   Hydrogen     4.34 %  H    38.78 % H2O
   Nitrogen     6.70 %  N    12.45 % (NH4)2O
   Oxygen      61.22 %  O
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              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: H(NH4)Na(PO4)•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Bird and bat guano deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1850
Help on Locality: Locality: Ichaboe Island, northwest of L´┐Żuderitz, Namibia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Latin for dung.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Stercorite + Pronunciation Say STERCORITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 2036
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